Legal coaching can take many different forms:
- Self-represented assistance: Sometimes people want to represent themselves in a courtroom; however, they need feel like they need someone to coach them through how to speak to the judge, how to organize their exhibits, what questions to ask of their witnesses, and what objections to make.
- Self-represented agreements: Sometimes Legal Coaching is for people filling out state forms. They are ready to get divorced, they have to an agreement on how to divide their assets and debts, and they have filled out the state forms themselves. They just need someone to review the documents to make sure they did not miss something important, and to make sure they checked the right boxes. Or, they may have the agreement together and want an attorney to draft it.
- Mediation: They are coming in to find out how to prepare for mediation. What do they need to look out for? What information do they need before they can make decisions? Or, they may have successfully completed mediation and just want an attorney to review the final agreement.
Legal Coaching with Kehoe Family Law only requires clients to come in when they need to. It is a pay-as-you-go model, which can be more cost-effective and gives the clients more control over their total costs. While we sometimes take a retainer for these services (such as when we are drafting documents), the retainer amounts are much lower than they would be for a traditional case.